My research specializations are in epistemology and ethics. In those areas I have published on the foundationalist-coherentist dispute, the work of Wilfrid Sellars, the justification of morality, computer ethics, and pedagogical issues relating to the teaching of ethics. I've written two books: Morality’s Critics and Defenders – A Philosophical Dialogue and, with colleague Bill deVries, Knowledge, Mind and the Given: Reading Wilfrid Sellars's “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind."
Outside of my areas of specialization, I have published in ancient philosophy, women's studies, the sociology of knowledge, metaphilosophy, and the philosophy of color perception.
I participate in the P4C (Philosophy for Children) movement, teaching philosophy in elementary, middle and high schools and working with teachers and education students to incorporate philosophical topics and discussions into their classrooms.
I am interested, both in terms of research and pedagogy, in furthering the idea of a common, universally shared morality.
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
M.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A., Philosophy, Antioch College
Teaching pre-college philosophy
PHIL 401: Honors/Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 430: Ethics and Society
PHIL 444: Who Am I? Concepts of Self
PHIL 520: Intro to Eastern Philosophy
PHIL 530: Ethics
PHIL 780: Top/Tching Philosophy in K-12
Triplett, T. (2017). Teaching Common Morality: Using Bernard Gert's Account of the Moral System in the Classroom. Teaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics across the Curriculum, 17(2), 227-248.
Triplett, T. (2014). Morality's Critics and Defenders: A Philosophical Dialogue. Indianapolis: Hackett Pub. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/
Triplett, T. (2011). Justifying Morality, Part II: Beyond Justification as Clarification. The Journal of Value Inquiry, 45(4), 403-417. doi:10.1007/s10790-011-9307-8
Triplett, T. (2011). Justifying Morality, Part I: Bernard Gert’s Justification. The Journal of Value Inquiry, 45(3), 299-308. doi:10.1007/s10790-011-9294-9
Triplett, T., & deVries, W. (2007). Does Observational Knowledge Require Metaknowledge? A Dialogue on Sellars. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 15(1), 23-51. doi:10.1080/09672550601143086
TRIPLETT, T. (1994). Is There Anthropological Evidence that Logic Is Culturally Relative?: Remarks on Bloor, Jennings, and Evans-Pritchard. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 45(2), 749-760. doi:10.1093/bjps/45.2.749
JENNINGS, R. C. (1989). Zande Logic and Western Logic. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 40(2), 275-285. doi:10.1093/bjps/40.2.275
TRIPLETT, T. (1988). Azande Logic Versus Western Logic?. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 39(3), 361-366. doi:10.1093/bjps/39.3.361